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Not currently on display at the V&A


1947 (made)
Place Of Origin

Black suede cap with black osprey plumes.

object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Suede and osprey plumes
Brief Description
Suede hat with osprey feathers, designed by Lucienne Rabaté for Caroline Reboux, Paris, 1947
Physical Description
Black suede cap with black osprey plumes.
Production typeHaute couture
Gallery Label
Cocktail dress (robe de cocktail) Mme Grès (1903-93) Paris About 1955 This chic dress mimics the fashion for cocktail hats, which were often made of decorated silk and tulle and included asymmetric elements. [22 words] Spotted net with gathered side drape Given by Mrs Leo D'Erlanger TBC V&A: T.245&A-1974 [displayed with] Hat Caroline Reboux, Paris 1947 Given by Mrs Frank Wooster V&A: T.381-1974(22/09/2007-06/01/2008)
Credit line
Given by Mrs Frank Wooster
Object history
Worn and given by Mrs Frank Wooster through Cecil Beaton
Bibliographic References
  • Clark, Fiona: Hats: The Costume Accessories Series, (Batsford, London, 1982), colour plate 8
  • Fashion : An Anthology by Cecil Beaton. London : H.M.S.O., 1971421
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record createdOctober 23, 2007
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